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Chest Mover !!New Features!!

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Valkon's Avatar Valkon
Level 53 : Grandmaster Modder

Don't use this datapack on Bukket/Spigot/Paper servers - you will loose items!

A custom tool for moving chests and barrels.

ALL NEW in 1.2 - move spawners, netherite tier, adventure mode support, and config menu!


I bet you wish it was easier to move a chest or barrel full of items? Well now it is, with the Chest Mover 2000 :P
But a full chest is heavy, so while you're carrying it you're going to be slow, unable to jump, and will start getting rather hungry.
So be careful when you use this wonderful tool, as you'll be an easy target.

What's in the pack?

The Chest Mover tool comes in 6 tiers, with custom models and working crafting table recipes.
1. Wood = 1 use
2. Iron = 12 uses
3. Gold = 25 uses
4. Obsidian = 50 uses
5. Diamond = 100 uses + perks
6. Netherite = 200 uses + perks (Minecraft 1.16+)
With Diamond and Netherite tiers you can also move spawners,
as well as unlimited instant pickup of shulker boxes and ender chests (silk touch not required).

Download v1.2

Minecraft 1.14+ | Data Pack | Resource Pack |

Minecraft 1.15+ | Data Pack | Resource Pack |

Minecraft 1.16+ | Data Pack | Resource Pack |

Minecraft 1.16.2+ | Data Pack | Resource Pack |

How to

Use the config menu
With cheats enabled or OP permissions on servers, you run this command in chat:
/function mover:config

Then open chat again and click to toggle the options off and on (see gallery images)

Craft the tools
In a normal crafting table (see gallery images)
1. Put a U shape of sticks in the top 6 slots (top middle empty)
2. Put handle items in the bottom middle slot (stick, iron ingot, gold ingot, obsidian, diamond, netherite ingot)
3. Move the Knowledge Books from the output to your inventory
4. They will change to the correct number of the correct tool when they enters your inventory.

Multiple tools can be made at once, but sometimes the Knowledge Books glitch for a bit.
You may see the new recipe notification each time you craft the tool, which is annoying I know.
All these oddities are to work around the limitation of not having custom items in Minecraft.

If the Knowledge Books don't show when crafting the correct recipes, run this command in chat:
/gamerule doLimitedCrafting false
My custom crafting method isn't compatible with doLimitedCrafting.
It's possible that other datapacks may require this set to true - you'll have to choose.

Summon the tools
With cheats enabled, or OP permissions on servers, you can run these commands:
/function mover:give/wooden
/function mover:give/iron
/function mover:give/golden
/function mover:give/obsidian
/function mover:give/diamond
/function mover:give/netherite
Or click the grey "give" links in the config menu.

Install the pack
1. Download the correct "Datapack" and "Resource" zip files for your game version.
2. Copy the "Datapack" zip to "/.minecraft/saves/<your-world-folder>/datapacks/"
3. Copy the "Resource" zip to "/.minecraft/resourcepacks/"
4. In game enable the resource pack in Options -> Resource Packs.
5. Then start your world, or if you're already in game with cheats enabled type /reload in chat.

Uninstall the pack
1. With cheats enabled, in game run the command /function mover:uninstall in chat.
2. Remove the "Datapack" zip from "/.minecraft/saves/<your-world>/datapacks/"
3. Remove the "Resource" zip from "/.minecraft/resourcepacks/"

Minecraft Version Support Info

Vanilla 1.14+ - Commands added in this version make this pack possible, so it can't work on prior versions.

Forge 1.14.4 - 28.0.91 and above
- Prior to this version a scoreboard objective bug in Forge made all tiers of Chest Mover single use - so update to the above version or newer if you can.

Bukket/Spigot/Paper servers -
Don't use this datapack as you will loose chest items! A patch in their code clears NBT data from chests items when they are placed. If you build your own jar from source, you can remove this patch as mentioned here. I wont be working on a fix for this.

Chest Movers are not deep storage

Using them as such can crash your game/server - read why.
You are able to put full chest movers inside other containers. This means you can potentially have a container with hundreds of thousands of items stored in it. But there is an NBT length limit, and if you hit that you will either be automatically kicked from the server and/or will crash the server. I will try to add a fix for this, but for now just know that this pack is meant for moving chests, not as a hacky deep storage solution - there's other datapacks/mods for that.

This datapack is inspired by the forge mod Chest Transporter so credit to cubex2 for the inspiration.
CompatibilityMinecraft 1.14
toMinecraft 1.16

2 Update Logs

Version 1.2 - Overhaul : by Valkon 08/25/2020 12:20:36 amAug 25th, 2020

Added better Minecraft version support - now 1.14 to 1.16.2
Added Spawner pickup and place - supports current vanilla spawn eggs
Added Netherite tier tool - for 1.16+
Added config menu - with lots of options
Added Adventure mode support - couldn't place chests/barrels before
Bug fixes

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01/27/2023 12:12 pm
Level 38 : Artisan Architect
Code_Creature's Avatar
Just made a new update to this data pack to work on 1.19. I'll be uploading it soon
10/19/2021 11:00 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Loremaster
Determancer's Avatar
Nice work!
A suggestion: give HideFlags to the block that is picked up so that there will be no long list in the item lores.
12/22/2020 2:03 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
housefullofnerds's Avatar
11/21/2020 1:19 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Kalken's Avatar
Hey pal! I'm unable to craft anything but the wooden chest mover. When trying to craft any of the other chest movers, it only gives the wooden one.
12/29/2020 2:47 pm
Level 53 : Grandmaster Modder
Valkon's Avatar
Need more info - Game version? Using Forge? Using other datapacks?
10/16/2021 8:03 amhistory
Level 1 : New Miner
Kalken's Avatar
Hey! Only a slight delay in my response, but I believe it's a server issue. Once tested on singleplayer, it worked flawlessly. As for the server, I was running on a fabric, lithium+phosphor server. I should also add that the server was using other datapacks, but upon running the same world+datapacks in singleplayer, with the same mods, everything worked as intended. Now, I have not tried to see if it's due to the server being modded or if the pack itself is not compatible with servers. Either way, it has been a handy pack! Thanks for making it! :)

Are you planning on updating it?
09/29/2020 10:01 am
Level 1 : New Miner
slottwo's Avatar
Does this pack have support for barrels? I think it would be interesting to support hives (like artificial ones) too
10/08/2020 3:56 pm
Level 53 : Grandmaster Modder
Valkon's Avatar
Yes barrels are supported. I'll keep hives in mind, but I'm not able to spend time on this right now.
09/04/2020 12:52 pmhistory
Level 2 : Apprentice Engineer
Atolite's Avatar
I think there should be some more limitations for the wooden mover-
For example, maybe it can only pick up chests with a small amount of items in them. I know this is possible with nbt data, and I think it would give a reason to actually make the higher tiers, rather than just for durability.
10/08/2020 3:57 pm
Level 53 : Grandmaster Modder
Valkon's Avatar
Thanks for the suggestion, I'll keep this in mind.
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